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Charleston Evacuee Talks Staying in a Shelter

October 7, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Charleston Evacuee at the Red Cross

Adalberto Ruiz, a Charleston evacuee, is calling another place home tonight. He and his family are staying the night at a Red Cross Shelter in Columbia. The one thing he couldn't leave home without -- his birds -- who are doing well in the back of his van.

Donations Coming in at Columbia Red Cross Shelter

October 7, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Red Cross

The Red Cross has set up at Dent Middle School. The Red Cross is using social media to inform locals of needs for the people displaced from Hurricane Matthew.

SCE&G: ‘We Are Prepared to Respond to Hurricane Matthew’

October 7, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Crew Prep

“I want to assure you, we are prepared.” That's what Keller Kissam, SCE&G president of retail operations, said about efforts by the company to prepare for Hurricane Matthew. The company has taken added measures to prepare in advance of the storm, securing an additional...

“There is nothing safe about what is getting ready to happen”: Governor Haley, Friday Morning

October 7, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
image of SC and US flags at EMD

“It is storm day.” Governor Nikki Haley said in a press conference at South Carolina’s Emergency Management Division office in West Columbia on Friday morning. Haley has spoken with Florida’s Governor Scott, among many other governors in surrounding states, who have offered...

Obama Signs SC Emergency Declaration

October 7, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
White House

President Barack Obama declared an emergency in South Carolina and ordered federal aid to help with any conditions because of Hurricane Matthew. Obama spoke with Governor Nikki Haley yesterday and offered her any assistance the state needed. This action gives the Department...

Storm Surges Could Surpass Hugo Levels: Governor Haley, Thursday Evening

October 6, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
image of storm clouds over coast

“This is really a serious storm.” Governor Nikki Haley again spoke with reporters at an afternoon press conference at South Carolina’s Emergency Management Division with updated information about Hurricane Matthew. “When we’re looking at storm surges that surpass Hugo, you...

Additional Evacuations Ordered

October 6, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
rest stop

Governor Nikki Haley ordered additional evacuations a short time ago, as Hurricane Matthew approaches South Carolina. The additional counties are in Zone B of Jasper and Colleton. To verify if you are in the evacuation area, go to Know Your Zone . Evacuations may be...

Horry and Georgetown Counties Update #HurricaneMatthew

October 6, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
image of American Red Cross

Governor Nikki Haley issued an evacuation for Horry and Georgetown counties, which began officially at noon today, Thursday Oct. 6, 2016. The evacuation order is for Horry County Zone A and all areas east of U.S. Business 17 (Kings Highway) and all areas east of U.S. 17 to...

“This is a Storm We Want to Take Seriously”: Governor Haley, Thursday Morning

October 6, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
High wind projection from Hurricane Matthew

As evacuations for coastal counties south of Charleston continue, Governor Haley addressed South Carolinians in her fourth press conference concerning Hurricane Matthew. In reference to the I-26 lane reversal and evacuations out of Charleston, Haley said, “175,000 people...

Emergency Shelters Now Open Across the State

October 5, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
sign for emergency shelter

The South Carolina Response Team announced today that shelters will be open across the state for South Carolina residents and visitors who are evacuating S.C. coastal zones in prepartion for Hurricane Matthew. As of 5 p.m., Oct 5, there are 32 shelters open across the state...

"Make Sure that We're Watching Out for Everyone": Governor Haley, Wednesday Evening

October 5, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
cars congested on highway

"I continue to ask the citizens of South Carolina to pray for each other and to continue to take care of your neighbors and make sure that we're watching out for everyone," Governor Nikki Haley said in a press conference with her team at South Carolina's Emergency...

Images from the Road: #HurricaneMatthew

October 5, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
heavy traffic congestion on I26

This slideshow will be updated frequently with images from reporters in the field and S.C. residents featuring evacuations, weather and events related to Hurricane Matthew. SCETV and Palmetto Scene viewers are welcome to submit their photos by tweeting them to @PalmettoScene

Take Pets When Evacuating, Advises Humane Society

October 5, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
pet owner carries cat in carrier

South Carolina residents evacuating, as well as those evacuating from Florida, Georgia and North Carolina, should take their pets with them when evacuating for Hurricane Matthew. Although the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is ready to care for animals caught in...

Price Gouging Statute in Effect

October 5, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
gas pump

South Carolina's price gouging statute is now in effect, which prohibits "unconscionable prices" when in a state of emergency. The statute will be in effect for the next 15 days and gougers can be charged a $1000 fine and/or 30 days in jail. S.C. Attorney General Alan...

#HurricaneMatthew Prep Information from Governor Haley: Wednesday Morning

October 5, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
Track of Hurricane Matthew

Governor Nikki Haley held a press conference Wednesday morning to update the state on the status of Hurricane Matthew. Nikki Haley informed reporters at the South Carolina Emergency Management Division (EMD) that the National Weather Service advised her this morning how the...

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